Lab 6: Measurement and Filtering

Pertinent IMU Axes
It is important to measure the pitch of an flying system accurately for the control system to work. In this lab, students will learn about the applications of an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), which is a combination of an accelerometer and a gyroscope with coincident axes. Students will explore the concept of measurement and filtering by measuring the acceleration in each linear axis along with the angular velocity about those axes allows for a complete description of the attitude of the sensor.
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This is lab 6 of 6 in the course, Quanser AERO: Fundamentals of Controls.


  • Measurement and Filtering Concept Review
  • Measurement and Filtering Lab Manual
  • Measurement and Filtering LabVIEW Code


  • Measurement and Filtering Recommended Assessment
  • Measurement and Filtering  LabVIEW Code Solutions


  • Basic Understanding of Controls
  • LabVIEW Experience


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Quanser AERO

The Quanser AERO is a fully integrated lab experiment consisting of two propellers, powered by DC motors, designed for teaching mechatronics and controls concepts at the undergraduate level, as well as for advanced aerospace research applications.

Required Software

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  • myRIO Software Bundle (2013 or later)
    • LabVIEW (Requires license)
    • LabVIEW Real-Time Module (Requires license)
    • LabVIEW myRIO Toolkit
    • LabVIEW Quanser Rapid Control Prototyping (QRCP) Toolkit
    • LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module
    • LabVIEW MathScript RT Module (only used in certain VIs)

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